Term limits are more of a headache than an effective strategy to mitigate risk. There’s a much more effective way.

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Chances are there is a contingent workforce in your organization. …


That’s right. A staffing firm is telling you that the industry-standard pricing model costs clients more.

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Do you employ your contingent talent through staffing agencies? If so, you’re likely being charged for costs that don’t actually apply to your talent.

You’re paying based on maximum, not actual costs.

The majority of staffing companies charge clients a markup on pay rates that assumes maximum costs on the benefits they provide talent, like health insurance and paid sick leave. This is the case even though enrollment and usage are almost always less and can vary significantly from client to client. …


Daniel Perez is the President of Aquent Cloud, which provides web-based project management to creative and marketing organizations.

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It is no secret that things around the office (when we all used to work in an office) slow down on Fridays. Calendars that look like Jenga™ towers Monday-Thursday suddenly have conspicuous gaps on Friday and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a person brave (or foolish) enough to schedule a meeting on Friday after 2:00 PM. …


And why we won’t be participating in it.

Nunzio Domilici, the seventh employee at Aquent, is the Chief Financial Officer and manager of all international markets.

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Aquent will not be participating in the payroll tax deferral as described in the August 2020 executive order, unless guidance from the government substantially changes. The program has been poorly constructed, poorly implemented, and poorly communicated. As presently described, it is unworkable for a staffing company.

After Congress and the executive branch failed to agree on a follow-up stimulus package to replace the CARES Act, a series of executive orders were made on August 8, 2020. Major provisions of the CARES Act, such as enhanced unemployment insurance, had expired on July 31, 2020. Among the executive orders was one which would allow employees to defer a portion of their payroll taxes for the last four months of this year. …


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Introducing a new kind of marketing index: RoboHead 10000

Head of Marketing Joe Cordo shares why marketers, like their peers, need to rely on their own index to make better decisions, especially one that provides near real-time visibility.

Virtually every business function has a publicly available index, which informs those professionals on trends that impact how they make strategic decisions. …


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How to bring socially responsible funds to your 401(k) plan.

Nunzio Domilici is the Chief Financial Officer and manager of all international markets.

If you have been wishing you had choices for socially responsible investing in your company’s 401(k) plan, you’re not alone.

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Aquent is a workforce services company operating the world’s largest marketing and creative staffing firm.

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